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    MUSIC 4 LIBERATION is a night where musicians, poets and artist dedicate their time and energy to raise money for a good cause. The intention of the night is to bring community together, raise money, raise awareness, share art, inspire, support and connect. This is the second instalment of the project and we wish to continue this events every couple of months or so.

    Location: Bar 303             

    303 High St, Northcote VIC 3070

    Date:  Friday 17th of May, 2024

    Time: 7pm to Late 

    Free entry for all First Nations, Torres Straight Islander and Black People Union members and Palestinian people.

    $20 online and $25 at the door



    A hip hop jam band brought together by drummer Ivan Choi Khatchoyan with an array of artists accompanying and guest vocalists. Ivan is a vital and influential member of the music community in Naarm and brings a huge sound to their sets. Find out who the legend are that will be playing on the night and experience the once in a life time improv sound that will be made.



    Tumi The Be and Simmer Town present "TUMI THE BE '',The poetic, flow switching rapper brings a thought provoking selection of hip hop tracks in his debut, self-titled album "Tumi The Be".

    “Tumi The Be'' has been an eight year journey, from recording tracks in friends’ closets to repping the chill vibes of Brunswick in “3056”, (the debut single from the album) to the thought provoking “Ocean Plastic” which takes a critical look at the millennial view of the world with a laid-back, sampled beat. “Woop Woop” which sees Tumi trying his hand at producing, looks at the balance Tumi is working to achieve in a world full of distractions "The Woop Woop is voodoo". Tumi is a dexterous, multilingual rapper, his sharp, progressive style is showcased on “Zwagala”, meaning to come here or come along in Tumi’s mother tongue Setswana.

    Raised in Botswana listening to gangsta rap, Tumi related little to the lyrical content of his favourite rappers (Dr Dre, Xzibit and Jay-z) but the musicality and cadence of their raps (combined with a gentle nudge from his college sweetheart) inspired him to weave his thoughts, anxieties and experiences into hip hop. The playful boom bap rapper has carved out a sound which is steeped in rich musical, spiritual and poetic tradition, honing in his skills in curbside cyphers at Melbourne bar Horse Bazaar and on stage with many of Melbourne's hip hop legends.


    From the band Standing Circle and the Melbourne iconic Black Jesus Experience, Larry Crestani will perform some solo soundscapes improvisations with guitar and kraartar lifting the audience of BAR303 to a little journey somewhere through the distance, outside their shoes and chairs



    Stonax and Hifa are Mahikai dub poets duo in their journey to heal sonic pollution with one word at a time.


    Tamala Shelton is a proud Bundjalung and Lama Lama actor, audiobook narrator, writer and spoken word artist based in Naarm (Melbourne). She has been working professionally in the creative arts industries for over 10 years and has recently begun her journey as a spoken word performer.


    is a visual artist, librarian, and poet who meditates on unblocking the heart chakra. Her art-making is imbued with love for oneself and others, compassion, empathy, and forgiveness. She gives space to intrinsic and deep truths that cannot be expressed in words, but rather prayers. 

    Re-centering peripheral bodies and disrupting traditional narratives around people and place, she utilizes forms of Photography, Video, and Installation to pay her respects to the community, history, country, and time that have generously nurtured her. Parminder believes that art is a gratitude ritual for life, and therefore she continues to advocate for the liberation of people and country from unsustainable and inhuman practices. Practices that separate country and people from their hearts.  

    We acknowledge that this event is being held on the sacred and stolen lands of the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation. We acknowledge sovereignty has never been ceded and stand in solidarity with all First Nations people worldwide who are feeling the ongoing effects of genocide and imperialism to this day. 

    No hatred, discrimination or sexual/ physical/ verbal assult will be tolerated. This is an all inclusive event that welcomes the LGBQT+ community and people of colour. If you are to experience this of any kind, PLEASE come to one of the event managers (probably Tyla) and we will ask these people to leave the premises IMMEDIATELY. 

    Unfortunately there is no wheelchair access to this event, but we will do our best to accommodate that in the future.

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